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Twenty Hawks sign their letters of intent

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

It's been known for awhile that Darian Cruz would be heading to Lehigh to wrestle, but three other teammates of the Bethlehem Catholic wrestling team joined a festival of athletes last week to announce their college destinations.

An ensemble of 20 Golden Hawks signed the dotted line in a conglomeration of fall, winter and spring athletes making their college announcements.

Connor Hedash, was one of four wrestlers to move onto the next level, as he'll attend the Air Force...

Relay teams off to states

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Between Bethlehem Catholic and Liberty, one gold, one silver, and one bronze medal were clinched at the District XI Class AAA Track and Field Championships last week at Blue Mountain High School.

Becahi's Jade Kubitsky, Lexi Reightler, Katie Altpeter, and Mara Blanchard not only won the gold medal in the 4x4 relay, but also broke a school record with a time of 4:00.80.

"I knew right away because I was watching the time. I told Mara right away, and she was really surprised. We...

District 11 baseball and softball schedules

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 by The Press in Sports



May 20

(9) Northampton at (8) Freedom, 4:30; (10) Bangor at (7) Pleasant Vy., 4:30.

May 22

Winner of NHS-FHS vs. (1) Whitehall, 4:30; (5) Emmaus at (4) Stroudsburg, 4:30; Winner of Bangor-PV at (2) Pocono East, 4:30; (4) Liberty at (3) Parkland, 4:30.

May 24

Semifinals at Hackett Park, 4:30 & 7

May 29

Finals at Coca-Cola Park, 7


May 22

(5) Northwestern at (4) Lehighton, 4:30; (6) Blue Mt....

Becahi eyeing states; LHS hopes for D11 finals

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

A loss in the Lehigh Valley Conference championship hasn't derailed Bethlehem Catholic's hopes for repeating as the 2A state champions again.

The Hawks fell to Parkland in four games last week to relinquish their hopes of claiming an LVC championship, but that's all water under the bridge at this point for head coach Jeff Koch.

As Becahi doesn't have any competition this week in district play, due to no other qualifiers, the Hawks are getting ready for a state run, just like...

Breaking: Becahi falls in LVC volleyball finals

Thursday, May 16, 2013 by The Press in Sports

Parkland knocked off Bethlehem Catholic in four games in the LVC volleyball finals Wednesday night at Whitehall, 25-17, 19-25, 25-15, 25-21.

The Hawks were paced by Evan Blair with 16 kills and 17 digs. Bryan Brown had 42 assists, three kills and four blocks while Matt Kawecki had 12 kills, nine digs and three blocks.

David Bright added five kills and three blocks to go along with two digs.

Look for a story and more photos in next week's edition of the Bethlehem Press....

Becahi advances Will play Trojans in finals

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic and Parkland both took care of business Monday night in rivalry matches in the Lehigh Valley Conference semifinals at Whitehall.

The Hawks ousted Liberty in four games 25-20, 25-27, 25-21, 25-13, while Parkland also needed four games to break past a scrappy Emmaus squad en route to the finals during a 25-20, 27-25, 25-27, 25-18 result.

For Bethlehem Catholic head coach Jeff Koch, he feels that his team is peaking at the right time.

"We know when we're...

LVC appears to be staying together

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Lehigh Valley Conference officials had a chance to meet last week to discuss the future of the league and some clarity is now coming into focus. The league met on Monday in an emergency meeting to discuss the Mountain Valley Conference invitation of 10 of the league's schools, while excluding Bethlehem Catholic and Central Catholic.

Principal's and athletic directors met last Wednesday as well in a regularly scheduled meeting and all indicators point to the LVC staying intact with all...

Hawks get by Pates

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic scored in three straight innings to grab a 3-2 win over Freedom in the Lehigh Valley Conference semifinals game at Patriot's Park in Allentown. The Golden Hawks advance to play Emmaus in the conference championship Thursday after Emmaus defeated top-seeded Northampton 6-2 in ten innings in the nightcap.

Monday night's win over Freedom avenged one of Bethlehem Catholic's two LVC losses this season and they were hoping to avenge their other loss against Northampton in...

FHS beats Becahi, falls to LHS to close season

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom's refusal to look back at an early-season loss to Bethlehem Catholic resulted in a 4-2 Patriot victory over the Hawks last week.

"We were so focused, we forgot about the last game and pretended it was our first time playing them," said Freedom first baseman, Sam Cabrera.

Three runs in the second inning by the Patriots and top notch pitching from Emily Gundrum set the tone for Freedom's victory.

Outfielder, Kelsey Brandle, scored the Patriots' first run in the...

Brader hosts football camp featuring Liberty stars

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

With the gluttony of football camps available to high school players and the growing importance of position specific drills to football coaches at the higher levels, Jason Brader thinks he's filled a need.

Brader, the owner FASST Performance in Quakertown, is holding a camp on May 18 from 10am-3pm at the Bethlehem Steelers Youth Field off Schoenersville Rd. in Bethlehem.

The camp is open to football players from ninth grade up until incoming seniors.

It's also...